Great Books for Every Grade - Booklists Ready for Back-to-School

paddington-(2).jpg Paddington and the Magic Trick by Michael Bond
Paddington is excited to do some magic tricks for his birthday party, but things do not work out the way he plans. 
2017 Great Books for First Grade
Galaxy-Jack-(2).jpg Space Camp by Ray O'Ryan
While Zack is at space camp, there is trouble between his cabin mates. Zack will need to find a solution to bring everyone together before summer is ruined.  
2017 Great Books for Second Grade
Inspector-Flytrap-(1).jpg Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger
Inspector Flytrap and Nina the goat team up to solve "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden. 
2017 Great Books for Third Grade
bicycle-spy-(1).jpg The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Marcel loves riding his bicycle and dreams someday of competing in the Tour de France. His dreams are put on hold as the Gestapo infiltrate his small French village, and he is involved in the French Resistance along with his parents. 
2017 Great Books for Fourth Grade
gertie-s-(2).jpg Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
Gertie is on her greatest mission yet, to become the greatest fifth grader in the universe. Gertie wants to prove to her mother, who left her when she was a baby, how wonderful she is. However, new girl Mary Sue wants to be the best fifth grader too. 
2017 Great Books for Fifth Grade
Framed-(1).jpg Framed by James Ponti
Florian uses T.O.A.S.T. (Theory of All Small Things), a technique he invented where he notices little small details and pieces them together to help the F.B.I. solve a major art theft crime. Little does he know that he has caught the attention of the Romania Mafia known as "Nic the Knife." 
2017 Great Books for Sixth Grade
falafel-(3).jpg It Ain't so Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
Zomorod and her family are moving again, this time from Compton to Newport Beach. She decides it is a good time to start fresh with an easier name, so this time, inspired by the Brady Bunch, she becomes Cindy. So as Cindy, lots of things do indeed happen during her middle school years. 
2017 Great Books for Seventh and Eighth Grade
Ada-violin-jpeg.jpg Ada's Violin: the Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood
This is the success story of Ada, a kid from one of the poorest areas of Paraguay (a country in Latin America) who applied hard work and dedication to become a musician. 
Best of Children's Non-Fiction
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